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Cuba takes precautions against tropical storm Emily

<p style="text-align: justify;"> 06:12:50.HAVANA, Aug. 3 (Xinhua)-- The Cuban authorities on Wednesday decided to establish the "information phase" for the eastern provinces of Guantanamo and Holguin, in order to deal with the tropical storm Emily, which is expected to cross the island on Saturday morning.A joint-statement from the National Institute of Meteorology and the Civil Defense recommended that those territories "should increase the hydrometeorological surveillance on the water reservoirs, coastal towns and lowlands close to rivers, and the local authorities must assess the possible measures to be taken in order to protect people and resources. Read More

Is the Next Great Zombie Movie Coming Out of Cuba?

<p style="text-align: justify;">By L. Vincent Poupard. Yahoo! Contributor Network. It is with great surprise that I say that the next great zombie movie might be coming out of Cuba. While Cuba has not been known for horror in the past, the first zombie movie to come out of the island nation looks impressive. "Juan de los Muertos," or "Juan of the Dead," looks like a good mix of horror and comedy. Read More

A new way to explore Cuba: from a cruise ship

<p style="text-align: justify;">A Canadian company is launching cruises that circumnavigate Cuba starting Dec. 4 with prices from $586 a person, double occupancy, for a seven-night voyage.Cuba Cruise’s 480-stateroom ship Louis Cristal will sail out of Havana with the ship calling at a new port every day. Ports of call include Bahia de Nipe, Cayo Guillermo, Santiago de Cuba, Cayo Caguamas, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and Punta Frances, and feature six UNESCO World Heritage Sites and four national parks and preserves. Read More

Cuban Medical Brigade in Haiti Ready to Face Impact of Tropical Storm Emily

<p style="text-align: justify;">HAVANA, Cuba, Aug 3 (acn) The members of the Cuban medical brigade in Haiti are ready to assist potential victims of the imminent impact of tropical storm Emily, which is expected to affect this Caribbean nation as of Wednesday night.According to Granma newspaper, the medical personnel are carrying out educational and preventive actions while other measures have been taken to protect the health professionals as well. Read More

US-Cuba Caravan Members Ship Computers Seized by USA

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ileana Ferrer Fonte. 3 de agosto de 2011, 12:04Havana, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Pastors for Peace U.S.-Cuba Friendship Caravan shipped to Cuba seven computers seized by U.S. immigration authorities, Juventud Rebelde newspaper reported Wednesday.Authorities returned the computers to caravan members at the border as they returned to the United States from Cuba via Mexico, and caravan members immediately went back on foot to Mexico to ship them to Cuba, Pastors for Peace said in a press release quoted by Juventud Rebelde. Read More

Venezuela's Chavez May Not Return To Cuba To Continue Chemo

<p style="text-align: justify;">DOW JONES NEWSWIRES. CARACAS -(Dow Jones)- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said doctors will evaluate Wednesday whether he will need to return to Cuba to continue his second round of chemotherapy. Speaking during a telephone call into a state television program, the 57-year- old leader also said that "there could be a need for a third and a fourth" phase of the treatment. Read More

Home sales nearing reality in Communist Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By Shasta Darlington, CNN. August 3, 2011-- Updated 1633 GMT (0033 HKT) Havana (CNN) -- Olivia Sersute and her sister have shared the same home on the second floor of a faded Havana mansion since they were children and even after getting married and having kids of their own.They didn't have much choice. In theory, Cubans own their own homes, but they aren't allowed to sell them. Read More

Cubans Set for Big Change: Right to Buy Homes

<p style="text-align: justify;">By DAMIEN CAVE.August 2, 2011. In Havana on Saturday, Cubans looked at notices for apartment exchanges. Cuba is about to legalize the sale of property. But when Cuba legalizes buying and selling by the end of the year — as the government promised again this week — José and many others expect a cascade of changes: higher prices, mass relocation, property taxes and a flood of money from Cubans in the United States and around the world. Read More

Peculiar Museum of Honey in Cuba

<p style="text-align: justify;">By: Ana Julia Suarez Cruz. 03 de agosto de 2011, 00:21.Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) The house of honey, the only one of its kind in Cuba, increases the attractions of the Guanahacabibes peninsula, a Biosphere Reserve. The peculiar museum, a project sponsored by the Canary Foundation for Social Development, displays the beekeeping tradition of the western Cuban region. Read More

Farm in Ciego de Avila Certified as Area for National Research

<p style="text-align: justify;">2011.08.03 - 14:43:55 / Farm in Ciego de Avila Certified as Area for National Research.HAVANA, Cuba.-&nbsp; The National Group for Urban and Suburban Agriculture recognized a farm in the central province of Ciego de Avila as the first Cuban research farm.The farm, named La Provechosa, is owned by Agricultural Engineer Ariel Gonzalez Molerio, who is a member of the Jose Marti Credit and Services Cooperative. Read More